Shocks are an option on a 4500?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ponyboy, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Messages: 1,576

    My friend just bought a new 4500 dump it rides like crap,we looked and saw no rear shocks or sway bar the mounting brackets are there but thats it. He called the dealer they said it was an option. Soundds like BS I think the body company forgot to put them back and the dealer is covering fot them. Anybody ever hear this before?
  2. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    Thats nuts. At least the tires are still round on those 4500's, right?
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    my goodness!! havent heard of that before!!
  4. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Ask them to who you in the option list where it says that. That should straighten things up
  5. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 991

    Wow wonder how much that option is, i though most trucks came standard with a suspension. Guess i was wrong on that one. Next thing you know when you order a truck they are gona ask you if you want tires on the rims or just gona drive it on the metal.
  6. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Messages: 1,576

    are waiting to see what happens the rear shocks and sway bar with the hardware and then instlation is around $4000
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    No shocks is that even legal? just curious, why would they need to remove the shocks to install the dump in the first place?
  8. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 683

    I'd contact manufacture. Call them. I cant belive a truck dosent have a rear suspension;)
  9. BOEpavers

    BOEpavers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    That is odd that GM wouldn't put shocks on a 4500. See if the frame is even drilled for the upper shock mount.

    You need to have shocks on the rear or you will get a rough ride like being experienced now and it is also hard on the rear springs.

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